Facilitation Lab

Facilitation Lab Charlotte

Facilitating Creativity

June 4, 2024
5:30pm - 7:30pm ET​

Charlotte, NC

301 Camp Rd., Suite 103
Charlotte, NC 28206
Join us at TM Studio, a creative, dynamic workspace located in Charlotte’s Camp North End. TM Studio is located right around the corner from Free Range Bar (perfect for a post-meetup beverage!)

For our first meetup, we’ll explore techniques in getting people to think big, bold, and outside the box. Everyone has creative potential, and we’ll experiment with activities, tactics, and prompts that just might help unlock that potential!

It’s hard to be creative on an empty stomach. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Brain fuel!

This is a meetup where facilitators can connect, pose questions, and share stories; all about facilitation. We hope to bring together facilitators from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience. This space is dedicated to nurturing meaningful exchanges and fostering deep connections among community members and new visitors alike. Whether you are a seasoned expert or just beginning your facilitation journey, Facilitation Lab offers an inclusive environment to engage with peers, exchange ideas, and build professional networks.
June 4, 2024
5:30pm - 7:30pm ET​

Charlotte, NC

301 Camp Rd., Suite 103
Charlotte, NC 28206

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About Facilitation Lab Charlotte

Facilitation Lab Charlotte is a monthly in-person meetup focused on helping facilitators & collaborative leaders connect with peers in a supportive and inspiring facilitation playground. We gather to experience and explore all aspects of facilitation, including Liberating Structures, Game Storming, Thinking Wrong, MG Taylor, Improv, and much more.

At each meeting, we rotate topics and approaches, from highlighting practitioners sharing tips and tricks to open facilitation practice where you get hands-on with new tools and concepts.

In addition to Facilitation Lab Charlotte hosted by Phil, Voltage Control hosts Facilitation Lab HQ, and there are other meetups around the globe hosted by Facilitation Lab regional leads. See the region map for a complete list of all active meetups.

Join the Facilitation Lab Community Hub to connect asynchronously with the facilitation community and get reminders of all upcoming events.

Agenda

Impromptu Networking
We’ll open with some connections to give you an opportunity to meet other community members
Idea Marketplace & Voting
Everyone shares their practice areas and opportunities for growth edges and we vote on the top ones.
Creativity Activity
Phil Canning (and possibly a special guest) will lead the group in a variety of rapid brainstorming methods design to unlock the creative potential of the group.
Reflect, Debrief, & Commit
We’ll end with an opportunity for some quiet reflection, group debriefing, and solo commitments

Who Should Attend

Experienced & New Facilitators
Who want to level up their facilitation skills and enhance their ability to effecivelty engage participants
Chiefs of Staff
Who want to align initiatives across departments and ensure strategic projects are implemented successfully
Product & Project Managers
Who want to steer stakeholders to the best outcomes and learn best practices in stakeholder management
Teachers & Trainers
Who want to design the most impactful learning and create engaging learning experiences

Key Takeaways

Gain hands-on experience with a spectrum of facilitation techniques, from classic to cutting-edge.
Receive immediate, constructive feedback in a nurturing environment to refine your facilitation skills.
Explore the depths of your existing facilitation knowledge and boost your confidence through low-stakes practice sessions.
Realize the potential to learn from anyone, appreciating the value of diverse experiences and perspectives.

Featured Facilitators

Phil Canning
As leader of Ally Financial’s human-centered design studio, TM Studio, Phil is a multi-faceted design thinker and certified facilitator. Prior to Ally, Phil has worked in a variety of capacities including engineering, supply chain, process improvement, accounting, and product management. When he’s not leading design thinking workshops to help teams innovate more creatively and collaboratively, he’s spending time with his family, reading a book, or cooking. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Notre Dame and an MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business.
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What People are Saying

"In a world where we tend to connect digitally, it's so important to still come together, especially in a shared community where we're learning from each other and we're also affirming each other. So, coming here is worth the travel. It's worth being in the presence of others. You can't replicate that in a digital forum."

Susan Wilson-Golab
Bloomfield Hills Schools

"I always enjoy the opportunity to network with other facilitators in the Facilitation Lab. I've gained so much knowledge from other attendees' insights & experiences each and every week in our community."

Anonymous
Facilitation Lab Attendee
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Please note that photographs, video & audio recordings will be taken throughout this event. These will be used by Voltage Control for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website and in social media, or in any third party publication. Please contact our events manager if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.